Miami JVM Group Message Board › Looking for Scala Work (free or paid)
Please reach out to me if you'd welcome support on your project (free or paid) or simply want to discuss Scala. Here's my pitch.
Professionally, I worked as an O&M software developer on an in-production web app. Written in Java/Spring/Hibernate/Memcached/PostgreSQL (open source social networking app - https://github.com/km..., I stepped up quickly to read a large code-base and apply code changes. In this role, my manager gave me our "employee of the week" award after 2 months due to my ability to perform high-quality fixes in a short amount of time with little help. No doubt this role challenged my skills to come up to speed quickly, especially since the senior developers were hardly available. In this position I boosted my code-reading and debugging skills.
I've ramped up quickly to contribute code fixes for an enterprise C#/SQL system. On this command & control software system, which was built and maintained by 100+ developers, I joined during Code & Unit Test/I&T phase, during which I enjoyed code reviews. In a previous role, where I conducted static analysis of 2000+ errors across 3 code-bases, I learned to appreciate the importance of robust code. However I spent most of my time in the pre-deployment "fix all remaining bugs before shipping" phase. Besides resolving high-priority defects 90% of my time, I also became a Configuration Management authority on my team. During this role, I worked on 2 projects involving 1000+ files getting built to `master` from the `development` branch.
On the academic side, I just graduated with my Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Working full-time and completing my Masters part-time, I successfully completed a variety of software courses: Scala programming, Problem Solving in Java, Simple Pacemaker Development in C, and Distributed Systems in C++. After earning an A- in the Scala course, I decided to investigate Scala on my own. In this Scala class, we explored the values of functional programming (professor took off points for using var's), understood the importance of lists, as well as wrote a Scala console app with actors.
Personally, and I think importantly, I love to build software and read about it, on my own time. I built TinyUrl in Scala Play (MVC Framework) -.https://github.com/km..., and I've written simple libraries in Haskell as I explored functional programming. Due to my interest in Scala, I attended the "Northeast Scala Symposium" - www.nescala.org. I'm looking to join a software development team because, although I fulfill my craving to build software in my spare time, that's what I want to do all of the time.